The Internet2 Network provides a wide range of services to meet members' production and research and development network needs. From dark fiber acquisition to static and dynamic circuits, to production IP and optical networking, Internet2 Network services create a reliable platform for the most extreme research, development and experimentation our community can imagine.
Advanced Layer 3 Services
The IP network is built across a carrier-class infrastructure and supports leading-edge IPv4, IPv6, multicast and other advanced networking protocols, as well as the ability to more easily and flexibly increase its capacity beyond any other research and education (R&E) network in the world.
TransitRail-Commercial Peering Service (TR-CPS) offers more performance at less cost. Included in the Internet2 Network base connection fee, it is available for all Internet2 Network connectors at no additional cost. Through TR-CPS, members can leverage their existing Internet2 Network investments to help serve their commercial Internet needs, with substantial savings on commodity Internet charges.
Advanced Layer 2 Services
Network flexibility—delivered. Internet2's Advanced Layer 2 Service now provides scalable and flexible global access to an open exchange network where members can build Layer 2 circuits between endpoints on the Internet2 Network and beyond. The service meets the wide-ranging needs of the research and education community—both now and into the future.
Read the Internet2 Advanced Layer 2 Service infosheet (PDF) for more details.
Read about the initial service characteristics associated with the Internet2 Innovation Platform in the Internet2 Innovation Platform FAQ (PDF).
Internet2 Advanced Layer 2 Services use revolutionary, virtual circuit networks that provide dedicated bandwidth for the most demanding applications. Advanced Layer 2 Services also use the Open Science, Scholarship and Services Exchange (OS3E), a new, open-source, software-defined network software suite developed through a partnership between Indiana University and Internet2. The OS3E software suite allows layer 2 services to be dynamically interconnected via partner links to Europe, Canada, South America and Asia.
Advanced Layer 1 Services
To support the most demanding applications and research projects, Internet2's new network provides over 8.8 terabits per second of dedicated capacity on a 16,000+ mile national footprint. Internet2's new network creates North America's first nationwide 10G, 40G and 100G advanced wave network. With the capacity for over 880 10 gigabit waves, this new Internet2 Network provides researchers, campuses, private networks and corporate partners a long-term, static, point-to-point and mesh wave capacity at compelling cost-recovery fees. Read more...
Advanced Layer 0 Services
Internet2 FiberCo serves as a fiber-holding company providing a means for Internet2 members to acquire dark fiber assets.
Manhattan Landing (MAN LAN) is a high-performance exchange point in New York City that supports both Layer 1 optical and Layer 2 Ethernet connections to facilitate peering among U.S. and international research and education networks.
Washington International Exchange (WIX) is a high-performance exchange point in McLean, Va that supports Layer 2 Ethernet connections to facilitate peering among U.S. and international R&E networks.